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“We Are Repulsed by Your Actions”: New Irish Prime Minister Sends Message to Netanyahu

HeadlineApr 09, 2024

Ireland’s incoming Prime Minister Simon Harris has called for an immediate ceasefire, saying in a speech Sunday the famine in Gaza is a “spectre no Irish person can bear,” referencing Ireland’s historical famines, including the Great Famine of the mid-19th century. Harris, who is being sworn in by Ireland’s parliament today, had a message for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister-elect Simon Harris: “Prime Minister Netanyahu, let me say this to you this evening: The Irish people could not be clearer. We are repulsed by your actions. Cease fire now and let the aid flow safely.”

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